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assimilationism

[uh-sim-uh-ley-shuh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the practice or policy of assimilating or encouraging the assimilation of people from all ethnic groups and cultures of origin: In the 1900s, some immigrants at first resisted the assimilationism of the New World.

Origin of assimilationism

First recorded in 1950–55; assimilation + -ism
Related formsas·sim·i·la·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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n.

"one who advocates racial or ethnic integration," 1900, in reference to possible U.S. attitudes toward Hawaii and possessions obtained in the war against Spain; usually with reference to Jews in European nations; see assimilation + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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